Fellowship of the Minds is back!

Good morning, patriots!

Last Wednesday, August 15, 2018, like a thief in the night, in the darkness of the early morning hours between 1 AM and 3 AM, WordPress (WP) arbitrarily and without warning took down Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM) — a blog that was nearly 9 years old, with 38½ million views, and tens of thousands of published posts.

The reason given was an unspecified “violation” of WP’s Terms of Service (TOS).

I immediately asked WP exactly which TOS we had “violated”.

It wasn’t until five days later that WP deigned to answer my question with a vague and all-purpose non-explanation:

“Upon review of your WP site, we no longer feel that your account aligns with our TOS and User Guidelines. As such you will no longer be permitted to use WordPress.com.”

Note their use of the word “feel”. One can dispute a fact — whether FOTM in fact had violated a particular term of service. But how can a “feeling” be disputed? You feel happy, which is something I can neither agree nor disagree nor dispute about. It’s an emotion, a feeling.

The domain transfer to our new server is completed, and we are back up and running at https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/.

We are in the process of retrieving and restoring posts from the old FOTM  —  a curse on WordPress for what they did to us — the digital equivalent of burning down not one book, but an entire library. Until we’ve completed the painstaking process, we won’t know just how much of the old FOTM can be restored, and how many posts are lost forever, unless we can find them in the Internet archives on the Wayback Machine.

In the coming days, weeks, and months, we will re-publish one-by-one whatever posts we are able to salvage, with the original publishing dates.

Thank you for your patience and loyalty. You were our buoy as we struggled to revive FOTM in the eight long days after WordPress burned our library down.

Please come and visit our new site. Exercise your First Amendment Constitutional right to freedom of speech and of opinion that our Founding Fathers so wisely and presciently created 242 years ago. We will not be silenced!!!

WWG1WGA = Where We Go One, We Go All

God bless you all, God bless Fellowship of the Minds, and God bless America,

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txfella
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txfella

Hurray!!!

Jerry W Davis
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Great job, and thanks for the emails as you re-established your site.

WJR
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WJR

Welcome back! What a great way to start a new day. Thank you for your unrelenting perseverance.

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

Congratulations and Awesome job Dr. Eowyn!
I believe this is the direction God wanted you to go.

and to wordpress: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.” Genesis 50:20

Brian Heinz
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Brian Heinz

Lord shall not be silenced I knew he would have you back up no matter the push back. Not sure but do you have a place we can help out with donations for the cost of the site I would be willing to help monthly well most months I can. But let me know Doc if there is I would like the link to it.
And Hi to everyone here I have missed you very much.

Dean Garrison
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Dean Garrison

Welcome back all. I’ve been praying for you. Things are tough all over. I thought I had lost my blog this morning. Super proud of you for not throwing in the towel Dr. Eowyn. Many have.

Carl Hassell
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Carl Hassell

Ah yes…Welcome Back! Hi everybody.

pigpen51
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pigpen51

Welcome home! I hope that this platform works better for you than the other leftist one did. It is of course not unexpected that those who want to silence disagreement will do anything that they can to put a muzzle on the voice of truth. I hope that you have considered some type of backup for this latest iteration of the site, be it a private hard drive, or the cloud, or something that I have no idea how it works. While you might have lost a lot of your past posts, it doesn’t really matter. Things are happening so… Read more »

Dabigragu
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Dabigragu

You’re amazing Dr. Eowyn. So glad to see you back.

Lana
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Lana

Good morning Dr. Eowyn, Congrats on your new home, and many thanks for your tenacity in keeping this website and forum for truth and free speech going. I’m sure this has not been an easy process. Been way too busy to make any comments lately, but I always check in to see what has posted.

MarkyMark
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MarkyMark

Nice to see you back up! I thought you were gone for good. I started to type the name of another website that starts with ‘f”, and the autocomplete filled in your name. I figured let me see what happens; lo and behold, you’re back up! I’m glad because this site is on my MUST READ list… 🙂

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Good to see you back. You’ve been missed. It looks like they are simply going to censor everyone and that will become the “new normal”. Anyway, welcome back. This has raised new questions for me.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I think, initially, many of us believed that some day this censorship could happen, but somehow, doing that would be too blatant. It seems we have reached a point now where not only are they not hesitant to censor free speech, the public has been “slow boiled” to a point where they don’t object. If they do, we aren’t aware of it.

Of course the solution for this is more independence, not regulation.

CalGirl
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CalGirl

Dear LO…..ditto! But, we didn’t count on the 8 years + of the Obamanization of our country…NOTHING is “too blatant” for them—many classes, many groups, many multiple categories (so—imagine…a poor, Black, transgender illegal alien…and you CAN NOT BEAT them in the “game” of polling, b/c they “count” in FOUR categories and so—-QUADRUPLE the weight that they would “count” in any other survey of a single survey): they were given, in overwhelming cases, “VICTIM STATUS.” Now, the “VICTIMS,” legal or illegal, count for more weight in our legal and political “system” than our citizenry.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I know I’m probably being stupid, but I notice that it still says “WordPress” at the bottom. I also don’t know how to “log in” so that it recognizes me. Any suggestions anybody? I have to post my name and address each time I post.

Cinderella Broom
Editor

Thank you for persisting against all odds, Dr. Eowyn. A national hero as far as I am concerned. ~Cinderella

evh
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evh

So glad the site is back. I don’t have a Facebook account so I was left out on that page. I hope all goes well!

evh
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evh

Glad you are back!

Seumas
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Seumas

Glad to see this transferred to a new domain, Dr. Eowyn, and sorry if you sent a mail back re IRC etc., I am having e-mail access issues, I can send (with my external client) but reading and receiving is hampered, for whatever reason, which I imagine is something stupid. Also, FOTM does have entries on archive.org, and I think archive.is/archive.fo as well, they may help you in retrieving the old content, the URLs for old articles are still listed by their titles in search engine results as well, such as duckduckgo.com (You can use the “site” tag to narrow… Read more »

Dabigragu
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Dabigragu

So glad to see you back up and working Dr. Eowyn.

Dabigragu
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Dabigragu

Strange, I posted this after WordPress sent an email on my personal acct. stating I used an address they did not have on file. However, I see they did publish the post I made at that time. Goof balls. I see at the bottom it is still asking for my name and email although I used my original email address associated with my WordPress/Intense Debate acct.

DCG
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WP is being funny. I had to re-set my password to login. Odd…

Lori
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Lori

My perception is there is a general illegalization of reality going on.

vheewhy
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vheewhy

Am so happy to see this blog back up and running!!! I really was in total disbelief and disappointment when I first saw wordpress had taken down FOTM. I have wrote them to tell them a piece of my mind, they need to know people will not tolerate this kind of censorship! Glad you found a new platform, I will share your articles even more now to get the message spread!

bongiornoc
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bongiornoc

Wow! So happy =) Thank you Dr. Eowyn for your tireless work. I’m happy for this ray of sunshine in these dark times.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Happy– Yay!
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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Okay, it didn’t work. Still happy. 🙂

Brian Heinz
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Brian Heinz

Anonymous is worked when I clicked onto the link so its working.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I don’t know what I’m talking about and I’m sure I’ll prove the point, but isn’t there any sort of “terms and conditions” that make them responsible for your data? I haven’t read it so I have no idea.

Not only is this extremely rude when they do this, it seems like theft, or at least wanton destruction of your material. It’s too bad there isn’t some legal recourse.

Alma
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Dr. E. feels sooooo good to be “home” again but, BETTER, I was heartbroken -I missed everyone. Who needs to see faces when our written sentiments and expressions make us beautiful. I am so happy!

CalGirl
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CalGirl

No words, Dr. E….TRUE tears……You are a warrior and HERO! Thank you so much for your perserverance and dedication to your, and our, freedoms of speech, assembly, and religious choices…as your site serves all these, and more……

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Hear, hear. We all know what they did wasn’t right. It’s very frustrating to face opponents that hold all the cards. If its any consolation, this action says more about them than us.

Alma
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Feels so good to be “home” again and specially free of constraints. Thank You Dr. E. -I was heartbroken, missed all of us very much. Prayers do get answered.

Zigggy
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Zigggy

I had a tear in my eye when you were taken down, and now a happy tear that you’re back in action.
Thanks again for all that you do- keep fighting the good fight.

Bob Smith
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Bob Smith

Fuck WordPress and God Bless You.

hujonwi
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hujonwi

Great News!

JF Lombardi
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JF Lombardi

THANK GOD THE ALMIGHTY…..YOU ARE BACK.

You are a light in the darkness,……truth in the world of deceit,…ballast of the ship…..

your words and analysis are truth. your efforts are courageous.

Thank you, FOTM’s……

Paul
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Paul

Great to see you back. These attempts at censorship are backfiring spectacularly. The information is still getting out, one sees which sites have been validated by attacks and the censors can not hide their own fulsome actions. Oh how the totalitarians pine for the days of the gulags when they could just look to burn a book and throw the Solzhenitsyn types in prison. Ain’t happening, these attempts at stifling discussion and expression seem to be galvanizing people, certainly a wake-up call for me. Far from being chilling or frightening though the wierdo billionaire club are starting to look comically… Read more »

andre
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andre

Glad you are back. Have been checking your site every day, hoping to see it up. Thank you for posting the quote from Psalm 37. I have some people who have been attacking me, and believe they shall soon be “cut down.”

Anonymous2
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Anonymous2

Glad to see you persevere, Dr. E! You are a warrior.

We do live introubling times, but God has already won. “They” are on borrowed time and they know it.

Bob350
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Bob350

I am glad you are back!!!
Missed my visits to FOTM and making a comment from time to time.
Again Welcome Back!!!

Sparrow
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Sparrow

https://israelpalestinenews.org/time-for-media-to-tell-americans-about-the-bills-in-congress-to-give-israel-38-billion/ [Congress is currently considering legislation to give Israel a total of $38 billion over 10 years, the largest such aid package in U.S. history. Yet, U.S. media are not telling Americans about the legislation, which is before Congress right now… Legislation to give Israel $38 billion over the next ten years is currently working its way through Congress. This is the largest military aid package in U.S. history. Yet, while Israeli media are covering the legislation, virtually no U.S. news reports have informed American taxpayers about this proposed disbursement of their tax money. The proposed military aid amounts to… Read more »

hemp4shemp
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hemp4shemp

Sparrow: Israel and the US is the main reason why FOTM and other sites have been de-platformed. The time for organized bribery needs to stop. People need to resist this aid as it is leading to the curbing of our God-given rights.

Goldbug
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Goldbug

I subscribed to your new site, subscription was confirmed, but I have received nothing.

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

Finally managed to get to this new site. Had to have my son handle it as he is pretty computer wise. Some thing to do with deleting ‘cookies’ and so forth. the computer language and terms just lose me.

Ain’t sure yet, till I click the post button if my name and Email will be accepted.

Beverly Andersen
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Beverly Andersen

Dr. Eowyn,
Praise God that you have a new platform for this forum. Your website has become place of refuge for me, especially your Sunday Devotionals.

This is the first time I have tried to reply. A war has begun against Conservative Christians and I will not submit.

gaikokumaniakku
Guest

I am very glad that you are back. When WordPress censored you, I was convinced that they were going to wipe out dozens of blogs. I have been trying to back up my old posts in preparation for finding an entirely new blog host. I am sorry to say that I did not know about automated backup utilities before you got wiped out; otherwise it might have been possible to save automated backups of all your old posts. If you have advice on how to maintain a censorship-resistant hosting plan, please publish it because a lot of people might benefit… Read more »

chemtrailssuck
Guest

I didn’t (and don’t) know about automated backup either. It’s a good idea, since this is W.A.R. and these censorship happy types like wordpress/google/farcebook et al are all in the word war against the rest of us. Easy for them to simply type a few commands and wipe out so much painstakingly acquired information.
I wrote wordpress a ‘shame on you’ email. They need to be deluged with emails and calls when they censor, they need to be called out. The ‘hate speech’ is just a communist idea and code word for ‘suppression of speech’.

Karen
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Karen

Welcome back, Dr Eowyn! Fellowship of the Minds is BACK!

Deplorable Patriot
Editor

Dr Eowyn: Sorry about the inconvenience. In a way I can relate. I’ve been going through a little problem of my own. I will be doxxing myself here but I think the point is worth it. I’ve told you in private that I’m a moderator at a subreddit. I thank you for keeping that confident. Almost 2 weeks ago I investigated a situation where a user made a complaint about getting death threats on his twitter account(s8n). He blamed the threats on content that had been posted in our sub. I interviewed the guy and searched Twitter for proof to… Read more »

Ioan
Guest

Glad u bk,my friend,pls dont 4get about me,so send them in,cant wait 4 the emails!! WWG1WGA!!l God Bless America,God Bless President Donald J Trump,God Bless all the patriots,God Bless all of us!!!

Vistabee
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Vistabee

Glad to see you all again! ?
I see with this new format, we once again have ‘thumbs down’ capabilities! Interesting!

Gingercake
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Gingercake

Congrats on getting a lot of your site back. I hope you’re able to retrieve everything! I’ve been out of touch for awhile from FOTM. Do you have any information about the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster? I think I have the name right — it’s the one that went down in 2003 during reentry. Any evidence that the astro”nots” are still alive and kicking? Relocated somewhere? Has the net been scrubbed too much?

Ioan
Guest

wordpress took the evil side,like Mozilla now,too bad! WWG1WGA!

Steven Broiles
Member

Glad to see the site back up. I am experiencing, however, some difficulty posting by signing into my WP account.

DCG
Admin

I had that problem, too. Clear your cache and restart computer? That worked for me.

Captain America
Guest
Captain America

This is great news. I’ve been following your unjust dismissal, and clicking on the link, hoping to connect. Today is that day! Blessings for all, and looking forward to more of your posts.

Jenny Murdock
Guest

Dr E! Glad you are back! I am outraged, however, that they wiped out your content! I’m sure they have it somewhere on their servers- wondering if it’s possible to sue them to get them to return it all….but of course lawyers are expensive, but maybe there are some pro-bono ones out there? All my bookmarks to your news items are now blanks, nice to see the NWO/Turdpress is a big follower of Big Brother. Glad you got another server in Germany at least it’s safe so far over there anyway! I just hope the wayback machine can salvage some… Read more »

Chemtrailssuck
Guest

Oh, not sure if it’ll help, but I can send you the book marked titles of of your past articles.

Chemtrails
Guest

Some of them, I have a few, not all of them, didn’t want to send a wrong message. I wish I had copied all the text of your articles at least, or screen shots or something.